Racism / Edition 2

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Racism is as pertinent an issue today as it was twenty years ago. This fully updated new edition of Racism provides a thought-provoking account of the history and debate about the concept. Combining historical and theoretical analysis, it surveys the history of the ways in which European peoples have described and experienced non-Europeans, and summarizes the emergence and evolution of the concept of racism within the Western sociological tradition.

This edition brings the book up to date by reviewing recent developments in the debate and by looking at examples such as the war in the former Yugoslavia and the cases of Stephen Lawrence and Rodney King, as well as considering Islamophobia in Western societies. This book will be essential reading for students studying racism or ethnicity in sociology, anthropology and politics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415296779
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/5/2003
  • Series: Key Ideas Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 216
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Miles is the Director of Study Abroad and Professor of Sociology and International Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Malcolm Brown is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Exeter.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Situating racism 1
Introduction 3
1 Representations of the Other 19
Pt. II Conceptualising racism 55
2 The unity of racism: a critique of conceptual inflation 57
3 The diversity of racism: a critique of conceptual deflation 73
4 On signification 87
Pt. III Contextualising racism 115
5 Racism and class relations 117
6 Racism, the nation state and globalisation 142
Conclusion 169
Further reading 173
Bibliography 176
Index 194
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